Your 1985 Achilles is the original bomb proof boat.
Not many boats before or after are as tough. In fact I would say: No boat before or after is as tough.
Heavy, but tough.
But like they say. All boats in water weigh nothing.
Originally Posted by wayniac
I use webbing with a cam strap and make it very tight once the boat is pumped. I had someone tell me 20 years ago that webbing would hold sand and 'wear my boat out'. My Achilles was manufactured in 1985. It's fine.